Alvin Boey

Patent Agent and
Business Development Strategist

Alvin Boey graduated in 2004 with an honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Monash, Australia. He was involved in the research, development and implementation of heavy machineries at a major manufacturing company in Malaysia before deciding to pursue a career in the intellectual property industry.

Alvin joined the firm in 2006 and qualified as a registered patent agent, trade mark and industrial design agent in 2008. His work involves advising local and foreign clients on IP protection, conducting searches, and the drafting and prosecution of applications for patents and industrial designs. His patent drafting experience includes inventions in the fields of electromechanical devices, agricultural machinery and plant, water and wastewater treatment, and medical devices. His experience as a mechanical engineer has provided invaluable technical knowledge in assisting clients in their IP needs related specifically to mechanical inventions.

He frequently speaks at seminars on the subject of industrial design practice with the aim of increasing awareness of this specific category of IP protection. He also conducts internal workshops to train patent staff on aspects of Malaysian patent practice.

In addition to his responsibilities in the Patent Department, Alvin serves as a Business Development Strategist at Henry Goh. His role includes planning and executing the firm’s business plan in helping the firm to fulfill its vision for cooperative growth in the global arena.

Alvin is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Malaysia joins the Madrid Protocol


The wait is finally over! On 27 September 2019, Malaysia deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 106th member of the Madrid System.

The Protocol will take effect for the country on 27 December 2019. From that date, local brand owners in Malaysia can begin making use of the international registration system to protect their trademarks in over 120 territories of the System’s other 105 (currently) members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

Likewise, foreign trademark owners can take advantage of the System’s simple designation process to seek protection here.

Malaysia has made declarations to extend the refusal period to 18 months, to receive individual fees, to require a declaration of intention to use the mark and to mandate that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in Malaysia unless recorded here.

Stay tuned for more updates from us as we close the year 2019.